Becca – Manager
Becca is the most senior member of the LazyPaw team having joined in November 2011. She is our Chief Client Coordinator and has been serving as an Assistant Practice Manager this year where she is responsible for client satisfaction, maintaining the clinical schedule, and training new staff members among many other responsibilities. After attending Central Michigan University, she moved through Montana and Wyoming before settling in Frisco. Becca will be adding to her list of accomplishments by completing all the necessary requirements to become a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager in 2018. She has two Dogue de Bordeauxes (French Mastiffs) at home named Hera and Padme.
Carey – Manager
Carey has been a member of the LazyPaw team since moving to Texas in April 2013 from Southern California. She joined LazyPaw as an assistant, but was quickly promoted to Lead Veterinary Technician where she was responsible for running anesthesia, caring for hospitalized patients, and training new members of the technical staff. She received her degree in Veterinary Technology in November 2015 and, after passing both the National and State Board Exams, became a Licensed Veterinary Technician in January 2016. She is continuing her certified accomplishments by studying to become a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager in 2018. Carey and her husband have two rescue dogs at home – a Malamute named Tana (named after a New Zealand rugby player) and a Lab Mix named Rita.
Shelby – Veterinary Technician
Shelby began working at LazyPaw as a veterinary assistant in October 2015. She has earned her certification as a Level I and II Veterinary Assistant through the Texas Veterinary Medical Association. She is currently mentored by Dr. Hunter to earn her Level III certification, the highest achievement as a veterinary assistant, next year. After earning this honor, Shelby plans on continuing her education to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician. She has interests in both exotics and wildlife medicine. In addition to her responsibilities as valued member of the LazyPaw team, she also maintains both the cichlid and coral tanks seen in the hospital. Shelby has a cat at home – a black domestic shorthair named Bagheera.
Melanie – Veterinary Technician
Melanie began working at LazyPaw as a veterinary assistant in January 2016. Since then, Melanie has become certified as a Level I and II Veterinary Assistant through the Texas Veterinary Medical Association. She plans to continue her certification through Level III, the highest achievement as a veterinary assistant before becoming a Licensed Veterinary Technician. Furthermore, Melanie is also a Fear Free Professional. She works specifically with pets that are more nervous and fearful of coming to the vet to make sure they have a positive, comfortable, and rewarding experience. On top of her certified achievements, Melanie is also fluent in Spanish and American Sign Language. She has two dogs of her own – a Husky named Luna and a Border Collie Mix named Oreo.
Lindsey – Veterinary Assistant
Lindsey has been a member of the LazyPaw team since August 2016. As a veterinary assistant, she has earned her Level I certification through the Texas Veterinary Medical Association. She will begin her Level II certification criteria next year. Lindsey has a strong interest in all laboratory data and prides herself in running LazyPaw’s in-house labs quickly and efficiently. She has two of her own dogs at home – Auggie and Big Boy.
Allie – Veterinary Assistant
Allie began working at LazyPaw as a veterinary assistant in May 2017. A graduate of Baylor University, she earned her Bachelor’s of Science Degree in 2017 in Biology. Her academic achievements at Baylor include both the Dean’s List and she served as Vice President of the Pre-Veterinary Medicine Society. She has earned her certification as a Level I Veterinary Assistant through the Texas Veterinary Medical Association and will be beginning her Level II certification in 2018. Allie is currently applying to veterinary school with the goals of becoming a licensed veterinary ophthalmologist and practice owner. She shares her home with Mia Bella, her Pomeranian.
Alicia – Client Coordinator
Alicia joined the LazyPaw team in September 2017 as a Client Coordinator. She is one of the first people and voices interacted with at the clinic. She earned her Associates Degree from Collin College and is currently focused on earning on her Sociology Degree. Alicia comes from a large family whom she values greatly. She enjoys horror and comedy movies, music, reading, and writing. Alicia adores all animals making her a great fit for LazyPaw. She and her husband have both dogs and cats at home.